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This Crock Pot Creamed Corn is the perfect side dish. A favorite for holiday meals, barbecues, or Sunday dinners! You will love the creamy, sweet, and savory combination of flavors.
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We cannot emphasize enough how simple this dish is. You literally just throw it all in the slow cooker and that’s it! It is always the first side-dish to get polished at the table and everyone is always wanting seconds. It is also easy to multiply to make large batches for holiday potlucks. Speaking of holidays, an added benefit of making this corn in the crock pot is it saves oven space.
I have made this both with fresh corn and frozen corn and both turn out great. Of course, fresh corn is slightly sweeter, crunchier, and fresh. However, if you are in a hurry or don’t have access to fresh corn, frozen still tastes great.
Ingredients for Creamed Corn
This easy creamed corn recipe is one of the best because the slow cooker does all the work! You can make a quick version on the stovetop if you are looking to make it quick, but the advantage of making this crockpot cream corn is so the corn has time to absorb all the cream. Trust me, it’s worth it!
- Corn – Fresh or frozen will work great for this corn mixture recipe.
- Butter – Using a knife, cut butter into slices about a Tablespoon thick and place over top the corn in the crockpot.
- Milk – You can use any type of milk like skim milk, 1%, 2%, or whole milk.
- Cream cheese – I used 6 ounces but 8 ounces will work too. It will be more creamy!
- Sugar – Add a little sweetness to the slow cooker.
- Salt and black pepper – Sprinkle as much or as little that you like.
Health Benefits of Corn
Because of fad diets and misinformation over the past decade or so, corn has received a bum rap. There are many health benefits to eating corn. Here are just a few reasons corn should be included in your diet:
- Corn is rich in vitamins A, B, and E. Vitamin A, also known as retinol, increases the immunity and helps the body to fight infection. It helps with eyesight and dry skin. The B vitamins in corn help maintain nerve health and cognitive function. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease, and improved the immune system as a whole.
- Corn is a source of fiber. Fiber aids in digestion and promotes colon health.
- Corn is abundant in minerals such as magnesium, zinc, iron, and manganese. These minerals are essential for bone health, regulating growth, heart health, and maintaining healthy kidney functions.
- Corn contains phenolic phytochemical. Phytochemical’s can help regulate insulin in the body which helps control diabetes and hypertension.
Tips, Substitutions, and Variations
- Make it thicker by using an immersion blender mixing the cream cheese or using heavy cream instead of milk.
- Add a little spice with cayenne pepper or cumin.
- Parmesan cheese can be grated over top and melted or even sharp or cheddar cheese.
- Create a main dish using creamed corn in a casserole. Simply add corn muffin mix, butter, and flour.
- Add bacon, green onion, parsley, and/or chives as garnishes.
- Use full-fat cream cheese for best results.
“This was amazingly delicious. I never thought of adding cream cheese before and the recipe was so simple. it’s all gone!”-Ginny
Frequently Asked Questions
Creamed corn is an acquired taste usually. Most canned varieties don’t have cream in them. Which leaves about half the fresh corn kernels creamed or pureed and the other half of the can are left whole. Homemade creamed corn has you put the corn kernels in the cream sauce or white sauce.
Creamed corn is a classic favorite side dish! Enjoy it year round as a holiday side dish with turkey and ham or in the summer time with BBQ chicken or pork, as well as potlucks. Either way, this creamed corn will be your best side dish yet!
You can, but it is better warmed up. With our recipe, you will need to cook the ingredients in the slow cooker to help them melt and blend together.
Storing Creamed Corn
Once the corn has cooled down to room temperature, place the leftovers in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for 5 to 7 days. This will be the best creamed corn recipe you have ever made!
When ready to reheat, place in a large skillet, a microwaveable bowl, or a slow cooker to slowly reheat until warmed through.
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How to Make Creamed Corn
Crock Pot Creamed Corn
- Crock Pot
- Combine all ingredients in a Crock Pot (see recipe notes for stovetop instructions).
- Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours, stir occasionally.
- Place in a serving dish and serve hot.
Stovetop InstructionsIf you need to whip it up faster (without a slow cooker), combine all ingredients in a medium sized pot and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until heated through and thickened.
Storing and Reheating Creamed Corn
- Place the leftovers in an airtight container. Store in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.
- When ready to reheat, place in a large skillet, a microwaveable bowl, or a slow cooker to slowly reheat until warmed through.
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